Select Page

Once the hermit is out the bottle it’s never going to go back in.

So even though jobs are hard to come by, the number of people who want make a significant career change has never been higher.

The desire to change career overrides common sense and practicalities. It comes from a deep down human need, driven either from hating your existing work or a desire to do something new.

It’s not driven by common sense. There is no place for common sense here. Chances are it was common sense that landed you in a job you hate in the first place.The trouble is you may start to thing it’s you that’s the problem – it’s not. It’s the system.

The trouble is that the recruitment system is stacked against you. It doesn’t let you change careers. It’s all about delivering more of the same.

So when you demand something new and different it has a fit and with thwart you at every turn.

This is why I wrote Career Change as it explains how to approach job hunting when you are making a change. You need an entirely different approach.

Dont give up on your dream. Chase it for all you are worth. Don’t give up.

At this point Im very sure Im willing to Become a life coach, to help people deal with daily basis issues.

Five Steps to Becoming a Life Coach

Step 1 Choose a nicheCoaching is a vast field, so professionals have a myriad of niches to choose from. This helps coaches market their services to a specific type of clientele and gives potential customers confidence that the coach has expertise helping people with their unique challenges. Some of the possible areas of specialization for life coaches include:

  • Business
  • Career transition and job search
  • Romantic relationships
  • Academic issues
  • Spirituality
  • Aging
  • Work-life balance
  • Weight loss
  • General wellness
Step 2 Complete a training programHelping people improve different areas of their life is a big responsibility—and requires specialized training to be effective. During training, prospective coaches learn the psychological principles of coaching, how to conduct a coaching assessment to determine clients’ needs, ethics in coaching, and communication skills. In order to get the best results from their training, students should find a program that has been accredited by industry associations like the International Coach Federation.

Step 3 Get a credentialEarning a certification in addition to a degree can go a long way toward gaining the trust of potential clients. Credentials, which are provided by professional associations like the International Coach Federation and the International Association of Coaching, requires expertise and demonstration of high work standards.

For example, the International Coach Federation offers a Professional Certified Coach certification that requires professionals to have 500 hours of coaching experience—450 of which must be paid—as well as at least 25 clients. In addition, people who apply for this certification must successfully complete the Coach Knowledge Assessment, which tests on their understanding of coaching agreements, ethical guidelines, active listening skills, goal setting, and accountability.

Similarly, those who want to earn the Master Masteries Coach designation from the International Association of Coaching must complete a series of tests to demonstrate their knowledge of coaching principles. In addition, candidates for this certification must submit recordings of their coaching sessions with clients in order to be evaluated for the association’s coaching masteries—such as the ability to actively listen and help clients set clear intentions—into their sessions.

Step 4 Set up a business classificationIn order to get certain legal protections as a business owner, life coaches can get a business classification, such as a Limited Liability Company or Corporation designation.

Step 5 Obtain business insuranceAlthough life coaches are not required to carry insurance, getting coverage can help protect their business and give clients peace of mind.